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Catechetical Office Staff

Archdiocese of Newark Catechetical Office
171 Clifton Ave
PO Box 9500
Newark, NJ 07104

Phone: 973-497-4285
FAX: 973-497-4249
E-mail: pihokkro@rcan.org

Director

Ronald L. Pihokker
973-497-4291

Associate Directors 

Joanne DePasquale-Parent
973-497-4288 
Adult and Family Catechesis 
Parish Catechetics – Hudson and Essex Counties

Patty Rodriguez
973-497-4297
Catechist Formation and Certification
Parish Catechetics - Union & Bergen Counties

Steven Serafin
973-497-4295
Catechesis in Catholic Schools

Jose Planas, Ph.D.
973-497-4290 
Catechesis with Hispanics

Administrative Staff 

Sarah Gordon
973-497-4294 
Administrative Assistant

Stella Crispo
973-497-4296
Secretary